“The highest aim of education is not scholarship but maturity. The character of our young people is the most important thing in America today.”
– Ernest Thompson Seton
BODY, MIND, SPIRIT & SERVICE
Woodcraft Rangers programs are anchored in a holistic educational framework that encompasses all areas of a young person’s development; body, mind, spirit, and service. With student interests at the center of our program design, Woodcraft Rangers offers opportunities for youth to explore and develop themselves through various pathways, including Sports, Arts & Media, STEM, Dual Language Enrichment, Health & Wellness, and Youth Leadership.
In 2018, our programs served 13,409 young people across the Los Angeles area including, 75 Title I schools in 4 districts. This long-standing delivery of service has enabled us to impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people over the years, ranging in age from 5 to 18 years. Our longevity is evidence that we have always been responsive to the changing needs of our communities and we continue to build and adapt around the current issues facing our youth.
What We Offer
By providing youth with a safe space and a variety of options to test and learn, coupled with active mentorship and the encouragement to try and win or fail, Woodcraft Rangers affords young people with the opportunity to grow. Our experience has shown that when youth are given agency to choose the subjects and activities that inspire and motivate them, not only can learning be fun, it can be transformational.
Read more about our approach and learning pathways.